Tag Archives: Harris

Friday photo: Manish

This image of Manish on the Golden Road in Harris features in the James Shaw Grant collection held by the archive service.  I love this photo partly because is does capture some of the remoteness of the Golden Road and … Continue reading

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Friday photo: A walk in the woods

Trees on the islands are not as ubiquitous as we may like, but this lovely avenue at Rodel Wood looks a lovely place for a walk on a sunny (midge free) day. The postcard states the image is of Rodel … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Roll on-roll off ferries come to the islands

Tuesday saw the 50th anniversary of the introduction of a car ferry to the Western Isles.  The MV Hebrides was brought into service on the Uig-Tarbert-Lochmaddy triangle on 15 April 1964 by David MacBrayne Ltd.  She was built by Russell … Continue reading

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Friday photo: How many Pabbays?!

This Friday’s image is taken from Bosival at Leveburgh looking out over the sound of Harris to Pabbay.  Pabbay comes from the Norse “Papey” meaning island of the papar i.e. monks. The Outer Hebrides has three islands called Pabbay, all … Continue reading

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Friday photo: The Shiants

The Shiants sit just off the east coast of north Harris in the minch and consist of three main islands.  The three islands are known as Garbh Eilean (rough island), Eilean an Taighe (house island) and Eilean Mhuire (island of … Continue reading

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Archivists in the making – Sir E Scott School

On 22 March, David visited Sir E Scott School to work with the deputy head, Calum Mackay, and pupils to sort the schools archives. We started by looking through some school material that had already been sorted from the 1960s-2000s. … Continue reading

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Friday Photo: Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

This weeks Friday photo is of picturesque Amhuinnsuidhe Castle in beautiful Harris. If you have been brave enough to drive (or be driven) on the road to Amhuinnsuidhe, then well done! As you can imagine, the road to the castle … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; Bunavoneader whaling station

The whaling station at Bunavoneader was first opened by Norwegian father and son Peter and Carl Herlofson, who founded the company A/S Harupunen (The Harpoon).   The family had started the company in Iceland in 1896, but were searching for … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Road to Hushinish

Tomorrow the Islands Book Trust is hosting a boat trip from Hushinish to Scarp departing at 11am.  Scarp is famous for being the island where an experiment was carried out to see if post could be delivered by means of rockets.  … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; Northton Temple

This week’s Friday Photo is of Northton Temple in Harris, which has recently had some renovations made to its stonework.  Rudh’ an Teampaill, the headland that the chapel sits on, is thought to have at one point being enclosed by … Continue reading

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